I'm confused. What are you trying to do here? I imagine you're trying to show a member's status in some fancy way using a template. If so you should just be able to have a template templates/Includes/MemberStatus.ss, which uses a placeholder called $MemberStatus or whatever's needed. In your layout template, or a subsequently included template, just use <% include MemberStatus %> to pull in the MemberStatus.ss template.